Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Counterpoint Moving to a Paid Subcription

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Last year was a tough one for political cartoonists. One of Counterpoint’s own award-winning artists lost his job after a cartoon criticizing the U.S. president’s approach to immigration went viral on Twitter, and some major publications—most notably the New York Times international edition—announced they’ll stop printing cartoons for good. 

No one else is working on new ways to keep cartooning alive, and that’s why we’re here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 DWA Ceremony Will Be A Virtual Reality

From the Doug Wright Awards' blog.

It surely will come as a surprise to no one at this point that the 16th annual Doug Wright Awards, scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, in Toronto, will not be taking place exactly as planned. 

As the city, country, and world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, such gatherings are ill advised (and, potentially, soon illegal).

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The 2020 AAEC+ACC cartoonist convention is cancelled

From the AAEC website.

Big surprise, but the 2020 AAEC+ACC gathering in Ottawa is postponed until further notice.

The joint convention was planned for mid-May, but after watching international flights cancelled and hotels shut down for an unknown period of time, host Wes Tyrell put planning on hiatus. Last Tuesday the border between the two countries was closed to “non-essential” travel.

The two cartoonist associations will wait and see how the coronavirus crisis plays out over the next week before making a final call on the annual event.


Monday, March 23, 2020